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Skaters roll against racism

Posted at 5:00 AM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 06:00:47-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A group of skaters rolled through Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday to promote equality.

The skaters gathered at the Harrison Street DIY skatepark to warm up before traveling through the River Market, Barney Allis Plaza and Illus Davis Park.

The group ended at KCPD Headquarters.

One participant shared how skating unites an array of people.

"We all believe in the same thing as skateboarders that we aren't exclusive to anyone...any color...any race...any sexuality,” Keelin Austin said. “Everyone is important no matter matter the color of their skin...doesn't matter."

Austin said the event came together in a matter of days and because of the turnout, they are considering planning more events.